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VPAC program lowers prices for students

Raquel Zeitounian

February 13, 2012

The Valley Performing Arts Center (VPAC) will be giving out a number of discounted tickets to CSUN students for as low as $10 to support their student rush program, “Make Tracks to the VPAC.” “Make Tracks to the VPAC is about encouraging the CSUN students, faculty and staff to regularly visit...

USU to make renovations and changes its top priority

Caitlin Martin

August 30, 2011

Plaza del Sol will soon be brought up to date with its campus companion, the VPAC, after USU board of directors voted Monday to replace the hall’s 500 chairs and renovate the lobby. The renovation of the entire hall and lobby was already passed by the university, but the USU is financially responsible for the chairs, said Colin Donahu...

VPAC’s upcoming 2011-12 performance season aims for diversity

Juana Esquivel

May 12, 2011

Diversity, extremely high quality and attempts to appeal to a broad population in the region were the driving factors behind the upcoming 2011-12 Valley Performing Arts Center (VPAC) season. Robert Bucker, dean of the Mike Curb College of Arts, Media, and Communication and VPAC’s executive director...

‘An evening with Shirley MacLaine’ comes to the VPAC

Liana Hofer

May 5, 2011

Academy-award winner. Acclaimed author. Truth-seeker. Shirley MacLaine has many titles that can be attached to her name, and this Friday, one more will be added to the list: VPAC performer. On May 6, the internationally-known entertainer will visit the CSUN campus to perform her one-woman act, entitled “An E...

Conference at CSUN will discuss factors affecting education

Reanna Delgadillo

April 18, 2011

CSUN will host the “CSU: The Next 50 Years” conference April 22 in the Valley Performing Arts Center lecture hall.  It will address how the university will adapt to changes in the coming years while trying to serve the state. The conference will feature keynote speakers such as CSU Chancellor...

Dance performance at VPAC is visually stunning

Juana Esquivel

March 28, 2011

With great flexibility, movement and an array of music, Aszure Barton and Artists left the audience of their VPAC show on Saturday mesmerized by their stunning modern dance performance. Aszure Barton, a Canada native, is the founder and director of the Aszure Barton & Artists dance project, currently based in New York. Since its formation in 2002, this performance tea...

CSUN program brings arts productions to children

Jeff Ishuninov

March 8, 2011

Valley Performing Arts Center’s (VPAC) Arts Education program offers students the opportunity to see productions they may not otherwise see, and teachers arts workshops with which they can enhance their classroom instruction. Students and teachers of pre-kindergarten through 12th grade are invited...

Formerly captive journalist speaks at VPAC

Kristin Hugo

March 3, 2011

Students and faculty filled the seats and the steps of the Valley Performing Arts Center (VPAC) lecture hall Wednesday afternoon to listen to Euna Lee speak about her experience in captivity in North Korea. “Many journalists take risks for the important stories. That is the nature of our jobs,” ...

Portions of G3 parking structure reserved for tonight’s VPAC performance

Alison Geller

March 1, 2011

Parts of the G3 parking structure will be reserved this afternoon for the sold-out Joan Rivers performance at the Valley Performance Arts Center (VPAC). The department of police services sent an e-mail advising the CSUN community of the temporary closure. Because the performance begins at 8 p.m.,...

Arianna Huffington discusses new media at VPAC

Elano Pizzicarola

February 20, 2011

Fresh off her online publication’s $315 million buyout by AOL, The Huffington Post’s editor-in-chief Arianna Huffington took the stage at Valley Performance Arts Center Saturday night to discuss the new media revolution that has transformed journalism. She began the night with jokes. “This...

VPAC’s opening season kicks off with Shawn Colvin and Loudon Wainwright III on stage

Elano Pizzicarola

February 7, 2011

Three-time Grammy winner Shawn Colvin and Loudon Wainwright III took the stage at CSUN’s Valley Performing Arts Center (VPAC) Saturday night, kicking off the venue’s opening season. The folk artists performed a stripped-down set that consisted of  acoustic guitar and piano. Lynne and...

Dr. Cornel West conducts first lecture at VPAC

Steffanie Tate

February 6, 2011

Dr. Cornel West lectured at VPAC and discussed Black History Month, philosophy, politics, love, life and music. “Black History month is not just for black people…the universal weep,” West said.“We (African-Americans) were taught to hate ourselves…we don’t like to talk about that, but I talk about that,” He discussed a double standard...

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